paul at city-fan.org
Mon Jun 26 15:14:24 UTC 2006
Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 12:11 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
>> Aaron Konstam wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 10:29 +0100, Samatason Ltd wrote:
>>>> What's the best approach to filtering out spam at server mailbox level? I am
>>>> running FC5 and SendMail...
>>>> Best Regards
>>> There seems to be a sisagreement on this but I would try spamasasassin.
>>> The program is isntalled but you can find installation configuration
>>> instructions on the web.
>>> Since sendmail runs procmail on each messgae it receives you can use
>>> a .procmailrc script to run spamassassin and distribute your mail
>>> (including the spam found) in to appropriate mail boxes.
>> Running spamassassin using a milter has the advantage that you can
>> reject the spam during the SMTP transaction. So in the rare case where a
>> legitimate message is mis-identified as spam, the sender gets to know
>> that it wasn't delivered. You can't safely do that using procmail.
> Huh! I have being doing that for years byt having .procmailrc direct
> identified spam to a special file. Doesn't that do it or do I not
> understand you point?
Doing this means that *you* get to see the mail identified as spam, when
you look in the special file. Rejecting the message in the SMTP
transaction means that the *sender* knows you didn't get the email, so
they can either try resending a less-spammy message, or contacting you
by other means if it's something important. No intervention needed on
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